Curry To Raita: 5 Indian Pineapple Dishes To Try This Summer
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Fruits are an essential part of a healthy diet; they provide us with lots of vital nutrients that are important for overall health. Talking about summer fruits, they are not only juicy and delicious but also keep you hydrated during the scorching heat. Some common summer fruits are mangoes, watermelons, muskmelons, lychees, guavas, and grapes. Pineapple is another yummy fruit that is popular this season. 

Packed with vitamin C, manganese, and digestive enzymes, pineapples are known for boosting immunity and improving gut health. According to WebMD, this summer fruit also has anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties. Apart from eating pineapple directly, it can also be relished in the form of smoothies, salsa, cakes, and cocktails.

If you are looking for some Indian pineapple dishes to relish this summer, here are five recipes for you:

Pineapple Curry

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Total Time: 30 minutes

Servings: 2 


  • 1 ripe pineapple (peeled, cored, and cut into small pieces)
  • ½ teaspoon of turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon chilli powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 green chillies
  • 2 teaspoons of mustard seeds
  • ¾ cup grated coconut
  • 5 tablespoons of yoghurt
  • Few curry leaves
  • 4 dried red chillies
  • Coconut oil for seasoning
  • Water as required


  • Cook pineapple pieces with turmeric powder, chilli powder, and salt for 3–4 minutes.
  • Grind the coconut, half the mustard seeds, and the green chilli to make a smooth paste. Pour this coconut paste into the pineapple mixture and stir well.
  • Take the mixture from the heat and stir in the yoghurt until everything is well combined.

For seasoning 

  • In a small saucepan, heat the oil and add the remaining mustard seeds. Allow them to pop, then add the curry leaves and red chillies. Pour this over the pineapple mixture and serve.

Pineapple Cucumber Salad

Total Time: 20 minutes

Servings: 2 


  • 1 cup of pineapple
  • 1 onion (sliced)
  • 1 cucumber, chopped into thick chunks

Salad Dressing 

  • Juice of 1 lime
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • Finely chopped cilantro and mint leaves
  • Salt to taste


  • In a bowl, add the chopped pineapple chunks, onion, and cucumbers. Mix well.
  • Add the dressing and toss well.
  • Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Pineapple Raita

Total Time: 8 minutes

Servings: 4


  • 4 slices of pineapple, chopped
  • 1 ½ cups yoghurt, whisked
  • 2 teaspoons of cumin seeds
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Fresh mint leaves


  • Dry roast cumin seeds in a non-stick pan till fragrant and brown. Transfer them into a mortar and pestle and coarsely crush them.
  • Put the yoghurt in a large bowl and whisk well. Add pineapple, mint leaves, black salt, and 1 teaspoon cumin powder and mix well.
  • Transfer into a serving bowl, sprinkle with a little roasted cumin powder, and garnish with a mint sprig. Chill and serve.